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Kausani Tourism And Travel Guide
22.6° C / 72.8° F
October to February
2 to 4 Days
Patnanagar Airport (162 kms)
Kathgodam Station (132 kms)
Kausani is a hill-station nestled in the Bageshwar region of Uttarkhand at a height of 1890 meters above sea level. It is an ideal escape from the hustle of the city and is packed with tourists in the winter and summer due to it’s cool, balanced temperatures. The town is a dream for nature lovers due to its panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks that can extend as far as 300 km on a clear day. Mahatma Gandhi once labelled it the, “Switzerland of India” due to its surrounding landscape. It is bordered by the Gomti and Kosi Rivers on either side. Tourism in Kausani tends to boom in the summer (March - May) and winter (October - February) seasons. To learn more about things to do here, how to reach and the ideal time to visit, check out this travel guide to Kausani.
How to Reach
Having no domestic airport of it’s own, the closest one can be found in Pantnagar, 162 km away. There is a high frequency of busses and taxis available from the airport for visitors to travel to Kausani. This is one of the best ways to reach Kausani.
There is an efficient network of roadways to help visitors reach Kausani. Delhi is about 410 km away from the town. There are multiple transportation options from Kathgodam Station as well as Pantnagar Airport.
132 km away, Kathgodam is the railway station closest to Kausani. The station is well connected to other major cities in the Uttarakhand area. Visitors can get a bus or cab from the station to reach Kausani.
Weather and Best Time Visit
Winter (October – February):
Kausani is a winter heaven and the period between October to February is usually the best time to visit for tourists. The area receives moderate snowfall, with an average temperature of 22 - 9°C, making for an ideal atmosphere for young couples and families alike. It is the most highly anticipated season in the town.
Summer (March - May):
Due to it’s elevated location, the temperatures are cool and the climate is ideal for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. Along with winter, this is the peak tourist season. The Holi and Shivratri festivals tend to take place in March here.
Monsoon (June - August):
This season is risky for travel. Although the surrounding flora and vegetation thrives in the monsoon, there is a high likelihood of flooding and landslides occurring. Heavy rainfall often ruins any chance of open-air events.
Things to Do
Kausani presents visitors with a number of beginner, intermediate and expert level treks across beautiful landscapes. It is one of the premier activities to do in the area. The Pindari and Rudrahari Falls treks are just some of the popular ones.
Kausani is home to some of the most exquisite ancient temples in North India. The Someshwar, Rudrahari Mahdev and Baijnath temples are just some of the architectural masterpieces open to visitors.
Observatories like this are far and few in India. It is a unique space, with the latest equipment and brightest minds in the field of astrophysics. This is a must do activity, especially when the sky is clear in Kausani.
Rock climbing, mountain biking and rappelling are just some of the fun outdoor adventure sports available to visitors travelling to Kausani. The ideal temperature and stunning natural beauty make it an ideal destination for adrenaline junkies.
Mall Road is the major shopping district of Kausani. The area has a variety of different garment stores selling traditional Kumaoni woven hats, scarves and jackets. Apart from clothes, homemade jams, pickles and chutneys are extremely popular in addition to the home-grown produce. Anand and Sons Store provides a diverse variation of organic and other tea foodstuffs. The Girias Uttaranchal Tea is their trademark item.
Tourists can savour a spectacular meal at the Garden restaurant in Kausani. After being seated under a bamboo-thatched ceiling, visitors can enjoy traditional dishes like Madua ki Roti, Badee ki Sabzi and Bhatt ke Dupke, watching over the stunning Himalayas and surrounding natural beauty. This is a meal experience that should not be missed.